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The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East

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This book is about power. The power wielded over others by absolute monarchs, tyrannical totalitarian regimes and military occupiers - and the power of the people who resist and deny their rulers' claims to that authority by whatever means. The extraordinary events in the Middle East in 2011 offered a vivid example of how non-violent demonstration can topple seemingly ...more
Hardcover, 407 pages
Published February 25th 2013 by Cambridge University Press (first published November 1st 2012)
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Bruce Reiter
May 17, 2014 Bruce Reiter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The name of the game is resistance. How does one control public space in order to express opinion? How do women battle against the patriarchal and religious bigotry that attempt to subjugate them? How do the arts play into the public consciousness? This is a very thought provoking look at the revolutionary near and middle east with application to our own society. Meet you in the streets where we all belong.
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Apr 26, 2014 Sara Salem rated it liked it
Some of the chapters were interesting especially when he clearly shows the ways in which violent and armed resistance have brought about major changes in the Middle East. But a lot of the analysis is liberal, especially the chapter on gender.
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